Welcome To EastLake
It’s probably important to start by making it clear that we're not the ones who “finally got the Bible right”. Neither do we possess the secret to life, exclusive access to GOD or “Seven Steps to Satisfaction”. We are, however, powerfully drawn to the person of Jesus, his teaching and even more so, his life. So we are experimenting, and failing, and building a community that collectively follows his Way; hoping, trusting and even doubting that it might seed something beautiful in the world. Namely; full and abundant life for all creation. We think the TRUTH about LIFE may just be LOVE and LOVE may just be the WAY.
Who We Are
EastLake is an inclusive Christian community
where faith is less about a story to be believed as it is a life to be lived.
What we share is a growing awareness that life is gift and what we do with it matters!
we are surrendering to love
God is Love. We envision a community where every human being awakens to this Love; working in us, among us, through us and even as us. Early followers of Jesus called this “the body of Christ”. Reality is made of, held together by, and filled with, one, ultimate, loving energy that is present in all that exists. We see this energy uniquely present in the life and person of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. We are experimenting with building a community that trusts this energy, this love, this Christ, this Reality, to be "all and in all".
we are transforming in love
Love is our supreme value, which we understand to be a self-giving choice to act responsibly with justice, integrity, courage and forgiveness, believing that the world needs places that equip individuals to serve with compassion, acknowledging our differences while valuing our one-ness. We want to embody not only a theoretical understanding of that but to consciously practice this truth in our everyday lives.
we are gathering around love
We recognize that human beings have, and always will, seek out transcendent experiences of the Holy, together in community. This helps us remember who we are, recall our origins, and seek help in becoming agents of light, life and love in our neighborhoods and beyond. We gather together regularly to celebrate, open ourselves to further transformation, and develop and deepen relationships.
that we may be a beneficial presence in the world
Life includes, but goes beyond our individual persons to the entire biosphere and onward to the Universe itself. Ensuring a healthy future for the entire body of life is our aim. Rather than to “hold out” for a renewed, peaceful world in an afterlife, our hope is to actively build one here and now, one that includes social and ecological justice for all races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic situations, gender identities and sexual orientations, and fosters peace through Jesus’s radical love of all humanity.
At the center of the Universe is a loving heart
that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person.
Anything we can do to help foster the intellect and Spirit
and emotional health of our fellow human beings, that is our job.
Those of us who have this particular vision
must continue against all odds.
Life is for service.
-Fred Rogers, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”
Middle & High School
Winter Retreat 2017
We’re going to be heading up to a retreat house in Lake Cle Elum for four days of fun in the mountains for with skiing, snowboarding, tubing, games, and more! You’re not going to want to miss out so sign up now!
Middle School - January 13-16, 2017 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend)
High School - February 17-20, 2017 (Presidents Day Weekend)
$249 - Early Registration (does not include lift tickets)
$299 - Regular Registration (does not include lift tickets)
Middle School: Sign up here!
High School: Sign up here!
Retreat Leaders: Sign up here!
Sunday mornings at 11am
Middle School can be a tough stage in life, so each week we create a fun and safe place where students can meet new friends, and hear a meaningful talk. We gather for games, a message and groups to discuss topics relevant to students lives.
Sunday Nights & Monthly Events
There are two main ways for high schoolers to get connected at EastLake, Sunday night services and monthly events. Every Sunday night students gather with friends to hang out, play games, and hear a meaningful message of light, life, and love. Also, every first Sunday of each month we hold events like outdoor movies, game nights, Christmas parties, and more. For more information you can reach out to Sammy Choi.
The EastLake Team
Together In This
Resourcing the conversation on sexuality, inclusivity and the future of the Church